Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden


The Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden is located on the Hamakua Coast on the Big Island. It is "a gift to the people of the world" from San Francisco business man, Dan J. Lutkenhouse. Visitors can walk along an elevated boardwalk which winds down the narrow ravine of Kahalii Stream. The stream itself is now dry due to a landslide that diverted its water into the Onomea stream. But the scenery is no less spectacular. There are over 2,000 species of plants such as orchids and palms, along with beautiful natural waterfalls and a gorgeous view of Onomea Bay.



There is also an aviary which features all kinds of tropical birds.


The garden is open daily from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Admission for adults is $18.00, and $5.00 for children.

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  2. Wow! This is quite a different style of garden. Kew Gardens, just outside of London, has a huge Victorian glasshouse with a raised walkway so you can touch the tops of the tropical trees with this reminds me of.
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    1. Yes. This is tropical. Different kinds of plants are here.

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  3. Hi Sherry - looks to be such an interesting Garden - I'd love to see it, but first need to get to Hawaii?! The high level walk I imagine would be amazing ... I haven't visited Kew recently ... but I've been round the Eden project and they have built in a high level walk - it's extraordinary to be up high in the arboreal crown ... cheers Hilary

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    1. I like high-level walks, because you can really see what's in the trees.

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  4. My bests friend lives in Hawaii - I'll have to let her know about those gardens.

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  5. Hawaii is a tropical garden. How can you harness it in one area? Lovely

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    1. Haha! True. This place is a great place to walk because it has the trail.

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